UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa today denied any involvement in the allegations mentioned during this week's court proceedings on the 2013 Airbus deal.
He said he is in the process of seeking legal advice for a further course of action.
“I have my doubts whether the investigations are heading in the wrong direction to divert the attention and to protect the wrongdoers. I have no clue why my name has to be mentioned in courts. A proper investigation should be carried out and I will give my fullest support to find who is behind this deal,” he said.
It was revealed in court that the Singapore bank account belonging to ex-SriLankan CEO Kapila Chandrasena’s wife had a record of remitting US$800,000 to an individual by the name of Nimal Hemasiri Perera in November 2014, after the alleged US$ 2 million commission was received from the French AIRBUS Company in connection with the 14 Airbuses purchased in 2013.
It was revealed that Nimal Hemasiri Perera’s name was mentioned in another similar money laundering case at the Fort Magistrate’s Court where the main suspect is MP Namal Rajapaksa (Case No: B 195/16).